Muscle and strength building has never been more confusing. Tune into any lifting forum and it appears that 95% of the community has no clue how to make any gains. So what’s wrong? What’s the problem?
The problem is steroids.
Steroids changed the lifting game. Lifters were able to recover more quickly and receive more benefits from training a bodypart with more sets. Because it now made more sense to hammer each bodypart into oblivion, muscle and strength building workouts moved away from 3 day per week fullbody approaches.
Splits became extremely popular, and remain so today, even among the natural crowd (most of whom, by the way, have no clue that there IS a difference between natural and enhanced training). Splits allowed lifters using steroids to perform more weekly volume.
Think about it…if you were able to reap more benefits from training each bodypart with 20+ sets, would it make more sense for you to train 3 days per week or 5-6 days per week? I think we all know the answer to this question. Very few bodybuilders (and powerlifters) have the time to spend 3 hours in the gym each day.
So Splits Took Over the Muscle And Strength Building World
Splits took over the muscle and strength building world. Drug-engorged lifters filled the magazines, and their “Weider inspired” training routines filled with the “Weider principles” were everywhere you looked.
Soon armies of young trainees hit the gym armed with these new and improved, modern training splits. The results:
2) Lack of results.
Confusion set in because splits moved muscle and strength building away from the proven, time-tested fullbody workouts, and towards “buffet training.” Young trainees saw so many different splits and variations that they started to believe that they could perform any combination of exercises and still make great gains.
Not true. Unless, of course, they were injecting mass amounts of illegal substances.
And lack of results – well, that was to be expected. You can’t train like you are superhuman without being superhuman. Muscle and strength building doesn’t work that way. But still, we now have 18 year old men in their prime spending 10 hours in the gym each week nearly killing themselves, with nothing to show for it.
How To Build Muscle And Strength
So the question becomes…what now? What do we do to maximize results? How do we weed through the confusion and bring weight training back to it’s basic and (once) effective roots?
The Primal Lifter website exists to do just that.
You will find no elaborate splits here. You will find a variety of quality workout programs aimed at natural lifters, based on the workouts of some of the most successful natural lifters of all time.
These programs work!
This is not hype or bullshit. The Primal Lifter site is not trying to secretly sell you supplements, e-books or any other nonsense. If you follow the programs as written and structured, you will make amazing gains.
You will add muscle size and gain strength at rates you once thought impossible. And all by working out fewer times per week, and focusing on basic compound exercises.
Soon you will realize that there is no need to bomb, blast and blitz your biceps with 40 sets per week. You will see your arms grow with a minimal amount of direct arm work. You will see your strength rocket up on as little as 2 training days per week.
So dig into the site. And if you have questions, don’t hesitate to visit the Muscle and Brawn Forums (a sister site to Primal Lifter).